Sofronia Jackson (1883 - 1971)



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Orlando, Orange County, Florida

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1883 - In the year that Sofronia Jackson was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

1962 - At the age of 79 years old, Sofronia was alive when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

1965 - Sofronia was 82 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

1968 - When this person was 85 years old, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

1971 - In the year of Sofronia Jackson's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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Sofronia Jackson passed away on May 15, 1971 at 87 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Sofronia. Sofronia was born on September 6, 1883. We have no information about Sofronia's immediate family. We know that Sofronia Jackson had been residing in Orlando, Orange County, Florida.


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